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RECYCLE LIVINGSTON

PO Box 1018 Howell, MI 48844
517-548-4439
recycleliv@sbcglobal.net

A Non-Profit Recycling Organization Serving Livingston County Since 1989

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Recycle Livingston located?

Our address is 170 Catrell, Howell, Michigan 48843. If coming down Grand River from Brighton, we are about one mile east of downtown Howell just off the north side of Grand River. Go under a small viaduct bridge and turn right at the A1 Rental Store. We are located behind the Dollar General and Ace Hardware Stores. We are almost visible from Grand River but not quite.

If coming from the west through downtown Howell on Grand River, after the light at National Street, Catrell Street will be the next cross street on the right once again north of Grand River.

When is Recycle Livingston open for Recycling?

We are open Wednesdays from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. Office hours vary however the answer machine is frequently checked and calls will be returned as soon as possible.

How much does a yearly membership cost?

For a senior household (62 years of age and older), the cost is $25.00 and for a regular household the cost is $30.00. For a small business membership the cost is $90. We can do a quick interview over the phone for a small business membership to see whether or not we can handle the types and volumes of recycling from that business.

Can I recycle my television?

We can recycle all sizes of televisions, however due to the heavy leads and hazardous materials in televisions and computer monitors; we have a fee schedule of $10.00 to $45.00 depending on screen size. This charge only applies to monitors and televisions.

Can I recycle my refrigerators/freezers/air conditioners?

Yes you can however there is a $5 fee for members and a $10 fee for nonmembers to remove the Freon.

Does Recycle Livingston pay for metal?

No we are a nonprofit recycling drop site staffed with mostly volunteers and our funding comes from memberships and the sale of materials.

When is the next Hazardous Waste Drop off Event?

All events are held on Saturdays and will operate from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon. These events are sponsored by Livingston County Board of Commissioners and the Livingston County Drain Commissioner. These events are not held at Recycle Livingston. For more information, please call 517-545-9609 or go to their website: http://www.livgov.com/dpw.

Can I recycle my paint?

Recycle Livingston can indeed recycle latex paint. There is a $2 charge per container and that includes quart, gallon, and 5 gallon size containers. Oil-based paint should be taken to the Livingston County Hazardous Waste Day. Please call 517-545-9609 to find out when the next drop off date will be.

Do you take fluorescent light bulbs?

Compact fluorescent light bulbs can go to Home Depot or Lowes. Ask at service desk for location of their collection bin. The tube type fluorescent light bulbs need to go to the Livingston County Hazardous Waste Day or Recycle Ann Arbor. Again, call the number above to find out when and where.

When is the Shredding Day?

Our next Shredding Day will be in the fall, September 26 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm.

The cost is as follows:

  • Members can bring in (2) banker size boxes free of charge
    Non-Members can bring in (2) banker size boxes for the $3 gate fee

    For an additional fee of $3 per box, (4) additional boxes will be accepted
  • Business Members can bring in (6) banker size boxes free of charge For an additional fee of $3 per box, (14) boxes will be accepted

If you need to dispose of your material sooner, you can take it to Royal Oak Recycling located at 10320 Highland Road in White Lake Michigan. They charge about 10 or 15 cents per pound to watch it being shredded. You can drop it off for free. Please call 1-248-387- 5555 for more information.

Do you take fiberglass water softeners, fiberglass boats or fiberglass insulation?

Please call the State of Michigan Environmental Assistance Center at 810-662-9278.

Do you take swimming pool liners or other vinyl products such as mini-blinds, vinyl furniture?

Again, call the State of Michigan Environmental Assistance Center at 810-662-9278. Unless these items contain a recycling number, we cannot accept the material.